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Title:Candidates for Mayor/City Council Question and Answer Session
Summary:Twelve questions on the topics of governmental operations, public safety, economic development, and water and sewer.
Original Author:Nevad, Warren
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:05/02/2005
Last Reviewed on::01/14/2010
Subject:Elections; Mayor; City councilmember; Citizenship--Education; Public information--Citizen education; Public information--Presentation skills
Type:General
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Text of Document: AGENDA
CITY OF KINGSTON, TENNESSEE
CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR/ CITY COUNCIL
QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION

May 2, 2005
7:00 p.m.


I. Introduction of Facilitator
  • Moderator - Warren Nevad, MTAS
  • Timekeeper – April Johnson
II Introduction/Background of Candidates (2 minutes each)

III Alphabetical Drawing of Candidates on a Rotational Basis

IV 12 Questions (each Candidate will have 90 seconds to respond to each question)



GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

1. What is your position on possible consolidation in Roane County?
a. Beets
b. Collins
c. Cook
d. Davis
e. McClure
f. Neal
2. List and explain the 3 most critical issues in Kingston.
a. Collins
b. Cook
c. Davis
d. McClure
e. Neal
f. Beets
3. Do we need a new City Hall in Kingston? Why?
a. Cook
b. Davis
c. McClure
d. Neal
e. Beets
f. Collins
PUBLIC SAFETY

4. What do you perceive as the strengths/weaknesses of the Police Department and what will you do to enhance the strengths/resolve the weaknesses?
a. Davis
b. McClure
c. Neal
d. Beets
e. Collins
f. Cook
5. What do you perceive as the strengths/weaknesses of the Fire Department and what will you do to enhance the strengths/resolve the weaknesses?
a. McClure
b. Neal
c. Beets
d. Collins
e. Cook
f. Davis
6. If you could apply for only one grant and you had to chose Police, Fire or Utilities - which one would you choose and why?
a. Neal
b. Beets
c. Collins
d. Cook
e. Davis
f. McClure
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

7. If you had a magic wand - what kind of economic development would you bring to Kingston?
a. Beets
b. Collins
c. Cook
d. Davis
e. McClure
f. Neal
8. If elected what steps will you take to market the opportunities that Kingston can provide to new and existing businesses in Roane County?
a. Collins
b. Cook
c. Davis
d. McClure
e. Neal
f. Beets
9. If you could apply for only one grant and you had to choose either new businesses or existing businesses - which one would you choose and why?
a. Cook
b. Davis
c. McClure
d. Neal
e. Beets
f. Collins







WATER AND SEWER

10. Do you think the utility rates are too low or too high? Why?
a. Davis
b. McClure
c. Neal
d. Beets
e. Collins
f. Cook
11. List and elaborate on the 3 most critical issues facing the Kingston Water and Sewer Department.
a. McClure
b. Neal
c. Beets
d. Collins
e. Cook
f. Davis
12. What efforts will you undertake to ensure that the water and sewer department will be in a position to meet the future growth in Kingston?
a. Neal
b. Beets
c. Collins
d. Cook
e. Davis
f. McClure